Alec Wisner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Agency for Dispute Resolution
 | 9595 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 800-616-1202
Fax: 818-776-1770
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Alec Wisner has a rare gift for facilitating positive communication between even the most contentious parties and an ability to provide clients with a clear understanding of complex underlying issues.

Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in Tarzana, California, in 2003, Alec has been using his unique and diverse background to help hundreds of clients successfully resolve disputes through mediation. While he has had particularly extensive training, experience and success with disputes involving commercial law, contracts and closely held corporations or family-owned businesses, Alec also mediates disputes involving virtually all areas of the law, including real estate, torts and insurance law.

In 2013, Alec joined the panel of distinguished neutrals at the Agency for Dispute Resolution in Beverly Hills. In doing this, Alec can marshal a strong, nationwide support network in addition to his own resources.

Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. From 1975 through 1978, he developed his legal skills in the areas of family and commercial law. In 1978, he entered the world of corporate business, where he managed the growth of several medium-size corporations and was personally responsible for several new, successful enterprises. In 1996, he returned to the full-time practice of law, focusing on complex civil litigation, class actions and family law.

Finally, Alec is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders, an international group involved in peacemaking overseas.

To schedule a mediation with Alec Wisner, please contact his case manager, Michele Pfeiffer, at 800-616-1202 ext. 706. 


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Practice Areas
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2014

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About Alec Wisner

Admitted: 1974, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Regional Representation in Mediation Competition – Mediator and Judge, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Nevada, 1996
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, 1975
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1974
  • California, 1974
  • Los Angeles Superior Court (Pro bono and party pay mediation panels)
  • Los Angeles Mediators
  • Founding Member, Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB)
  • California Dispute Resolution Council
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
  • Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I mediate a substantial number of matters, pro bono, for low income parties.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Mediation, LawTalk, MCLE, La Quinta, California - 2009
  • Lecturer, Legal Ethics, LawTalk, MCLE, Brea, California, 1996-1999


  • This is an archive of all of my previous newsletters., From Conflict To Closure
  • This quarterly e-mail newsletter is sent to all clients, past and present, of Wisner Dispute Resolution Services, as well as other interested parties.  Anyone interested in receiving this newsletter can be added to the e-mail list by request., Mediation News brought to you by Wisner Dispute Resolution Services, All Areas In Which Mediation Is Used.

Educational Background:

  • EDUCATION AND TRAINING - - 2006 - Looking Beneath the Surface - An Exploration of the Hidden Interests and Fears Which Impact the Mediation Process - Pepperdine University, Culver City, CA - - 2006 - "Meet the Mediators" -Navigating the Insurance Litigation Dispute Through Stormy Seas - ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section - Los Angeles, CA - - 2005 - ACR National Conference, Minneapolis, MN: "Stalinist Facilitation: The Uses, Abuses, Illusions, and Self-Delusions of Mediator Power;" "Effective Strategies for Resolving Property and Spousal Support Issues in Divorce;" "Transformative Divorce Mediation: An Introduction to the Unique Challenges of Applying this Model to Divorce;""Innovative Caucus Strategies;" and "What's Going On Here? John Haynes Revisited."- - 2004 - Advanced Mediation Skills Forum - Dispute Resolution Services/Pepperdine University - Los Angeles, CA2004 - ACR National Conference, Sacramento, CA: "When ‘Sit Down, Shut Up and Behave' Doesn't Work: Successful Mediation Strategies for Working with Enmeshed, Resistant and Angry Couples in Divorce Mediation;" "Working with Borderlines and Narcissists: Seven Skills for Dispute Resolution Professionals;" "Bringing Grief Out of the Closet in Divorce Mediation: The Art and Practice of Situational Mediation" "Power Imbalances in Mediation: Ten Stages of Assessment and Twenty Specific Interventions;" and "Mediating Imbalances in Financial Issues: Structuring the Process for the Clueless and the Controller." - - 2004 - Family Mediation Training - 40 hrs. - Oregon Mediation Center - Eugene, Oregon - - 2003 - Mediating the Litigated Case - 42. hrs. - Straus Institute/Pepperdine University - Encino, CA - - 2002 - Basic Mediation Training 30 hrs. - Los Angeles County Bar Association/Dispute Resolution Services - Los Angeles - - 1974 - J.D. - University of Southern California Gould Law Center - - 1971 - A.B. - U.C.L.A.

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Corporate & Business
  • Employment
  • Family (Dissolution)
  • General Civil
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Office Location for Alec Wisner

9595 Wilshire Blvd.
9th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 800-616-1202

Fax: 818-776-1770

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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